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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Dec 8, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hang on to those tapes?

"File Not Found: The Record Industry's Digital Storage Crisis -- Vinyl and analog tapes last forever, but hard drives fail and digital formats change"

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/17389/239965

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Poster: He Live's Date: Dec 8, 2010 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hang on to those tapes?

good pointer thanks!

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Poster: Uncle_John Date: Dec 8, 2010 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hang on to those tapes?

It seems almost magical that a little black box full of 1s and 0s can hold thousands of hours of music.

I do periodic redundant backups to guard against hardware failure, but when the file formats become obsolete I'll be sunk. I worry about photos too.

NPR did a great story about this issue back in April of 2003: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1216161 Be sure to listen to the audio. ;-)

- John

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 8, 2010 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hang on to those tapes?

Hope you still have your turntable.